A Labour government would invest in a £3.5bn tidal power project on Merseyside, leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. Making the announcement on a visit to Liverpool, Mr Corbyn said it would tackle the north-south divide and address climate change. The party said the project would be funded out of existing commitments set out in their 2017 manifesto. The BBC has approached the government for a comment on the project’s funding. Plans for a tidal project, put on hold in 2011, were revived by Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram in 2017. Mr Corbyn said the project would “kick-start Labour’s green industrial revolution”.